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Tyrrell's Vat 47 Chardonnay

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Tyrrell's Vat 47 Chardonnay

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Rob Geddes MW (2012 Vintage) says
Savoury more minerally flint driven aromas with the nectarine fruit in the back ground as a young wine. The palate has delicacy and poise with savoury and ripe fruit elements linked sinuously along the palate to the bright fresh finish. A wine of delicacy and poise.
Rob Geddes MW
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
On the verge of becoming very complex and interesting, with a developing fragrance of delicate melon, lime and stonefruit gently backed by creamy oak and lifted by scents of dried flowers, nutmeal and ginger. It?s round and juicy, medium to full in weight, smooth and unctuous, delivering a long, restrained palate of peach, melon and slightly tobaccoey fruit that finishes with fine length, freshness and a laid-back, soft acidity. It?s likely to become quite smoky and savoury with time.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
WBM Reviews July, 2014
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
To 2015
Australian Wine Companion 2013
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
An Old World style likely to age well whose fresh bouquet of peaches and cream, ginger and cloves reveals creamy nuances of nougat and banana. Complex and finely integrated, its powerful flavours of stonefruit and melon knit smoothly with sweet oak, creamy butterscotch influences and a fine, dusty undercarriage, building in power and richness towards a finish of soft acids and a hint of minerality.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
The wonderful energy, honed focused and acid drive of 2009 Hunter Valley is something to behold, and it looks set to drives one of the chardonnays of the vintage to rank among the longest-lived Vat 47s yet. Gunflinty and leesy, its taut mineral structure, impeccable fruit purity and understated oak make for consummate balance from day one, but don't rush.
Wine Taste Special Edition 82
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Bright, pale straw-green: has excellent thrust and intensity, white peach, citrus and melon driving the wine, rather than barred ferment in largely in French oak ; is still developing, reaching maturity around 2013, and holding its fruit for years thereafter.
Australian Wine Companion 2012
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
Shapely and finely balanced, this elegant chardonnay has a dusty, lightly nutty bouquet of peach, apple and lemon with undertones of smoke and spice. It's long and even, fine and creamy, with gentle peach, melon and grapefruit flavours that steadily build towards its savoury, slightly mealy finish. Very persistent, with lingering fruit and restrained oak, it's wrapped in bright, but soft acids.
The Australian Wine Annual
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Surprisingly austere, with citrus fruit gambolling alongside tightly focused oak; the palate shows finesse and a great deal of power, with a crescendo-like build to the finish; the wine is completely unevolved and should age with grace.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Pale bright straw-green; elegant wine, with masterful integration and balance of melon/nectarine fruit and oak; totally harmonious.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
An element of finesse and elegance rare in the Hunter Valley outside of Tyrrell's, Lake's Folly and Keith Tulloch; a seamless marriage of stone fruit and oak; despite the screwcap, best earlier than later.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
A finely tuned classic Vat 47 whose dusty, nutty aromas of melon, quince and cumquat reveal a hint of tangerine lightly creamy leesy undertones and a delicate whiff of vanilla oak. Long, smooth and comparatively juicy for this wine, its chalky expression of melon and citrus fruit is tightly focused with lime juice acids and a powdery, mineral influence. Exceptionally well balanced and stylish.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
First-rate Hunter chardonnay. Its slightly earthy, dusty and smoky aromas of mangoes, peaches, melon and tobacco reveal nuances of oatmeal, creamy lees qualities and very restrained fine-grained oak. Smooth and voluptuous, it's more structured, complex and assertive than most young Vat 47s, revealing tightly integrated savoury, nutty and matchstick-like complexity interwoven with vibrant melon and stonefruit flavours. Long and refreshing, with a slightly mineral finish.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; a fine, elegant, silky smooth bouquet offers melon, stone fruit and positive but integrated oak. The palate has great balance, but also intensity and life; nectarine, stone fruit, a touch of cream and good acidity to close.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002

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